181 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 4 Paw Paw michigan 49079
Hartford Public Schools
Southwest Michigan Community School (269) 621-4433 www.hpsmi.org Offers high school diploma completion, vocational/employment training, GED program, and family literacy classes.
Paw Paw Public Schools
Michigan Avenue Academy Adult & Alternative Education (269) 415-5710 www.ppps.org Alternative high school program starting at 8th grade for parenting and pregnant teens, including on-site daycare. Adult education and GED classes and testing for ages 20 and over.
Volinia Outcomes School
54080 Gards Prairie Road -- Decatur, MI 49045 (269) 782-9716 An alternative school serving grades 7-12 from throughout the Cass, Van Buren and St. Joseph areas. Focuses on taking struggling learners who are at-risk for dropping out or failing with the goal of assisting them in on-time graduation.
Cedar Street Community and Family Center
555 Cedar Street -- Paw Paw, MI 49079 (269) 415-5782 www.ppps.org Early Childhood, Before- and After-school Childcare and Community Education Programs.
Telamon Corporation (800) 782-7831 Traditional Head Start pre-school for children 2 weeks - 5 years old. Información en español.
Program of Migrant Student Services:
Michigan State University (866) 432-9900 mss.msu.edu College Assistance Program: (MSU CAMP) is an educational program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program at MSU.
High School Equivalency Program: (MSU HEP) is a secondary education program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to obtain a General Educational Development certificate (GED).
Teen HOPE - Parent Resource Center
901 South Bailey Ave., Suite 1 South Haven, MI 49090 (269) 872-3172 hopeblossomshere.org Offers support, encouragement and mentoring to pregnant and parenting teens - Tuesday program w/ free dinner includes discussion of parenting skills, managing stress, co-parenting, nutrition, child development, education, life/job skills and more.
Telamon Corp (Located in Kinexus / Michigan Works)
32849 Red Arrow Highway, Suite 200 Paw Paw, MI 49079 (269) 459-2300 www.telamon.org *Must be agricultural worker for services* Employment, Career Coaching, Job Placement, Referrals, Specialized Training, Employer Services, Job Development, Application Assistance, Resume Building, HUD Referral Agency, Certified Pesticide Training.
Tri-County Head Start
775 Hazen St. -- Paw Paw, MI 49079 www.tricountyhs.org (800) 792-0366 Pre-school program for 3-4 year-olds (including disabled) from low-income families. Teaches skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten.
Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD)
701 Paw Paw St. -- Lawrence, MI 49064 www.vbisd.org (269) 674-8091
Early Care and Education Office
coordinates programs for families with young children, prenatal-8 years to promote school readiness. Includes preschool programs, hearing/vision and development screenings. Includes Early On and Great Start programs. ESL - English as a Second Language (269) 539-5187 Classes taught in a variety of locations.
Early On program
Works with at-risk families through home visits and education. Parent groups bring families with young children together to share information and provide family networking opportunities
Special Education Services
provides services to students with disabilities in Van Buren County, birth-26 years, in a variety of settings (call or visit website for details). Migrant/Bilingual Education provides academic and support services for migratory children. Community-based Transition Center (CTC) (269) 415-0270 811 Hazen Street -- Paw Paw MI 49079
Special education services for students 18-26 assisting them in independent living and life skills. Van Buren Behavioral Education Center (269) 427-7961 30 South Walnut Street -- Bangor MI 49013
Special education program for students with emotional impairments/ behavioral problems who cannot be effectively educated within their local school district. Van Buren Technology Center (269) 674-8001 250 South Street -- Lawrence MI 49064
Provides quality individualized career, academic and technical instruction to high school students and adults in Van Buren County. Meets CTE and Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements